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Clay County Testing | Coronavirus Antibodies 101 | Drive-In Theaters Rebound | Beauty In Chaos

A man dressed in complete personal protection equipment working at a drive-thru COVID -19 testing site.
Julie Denesha
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KCUR
The Clay County Public Health Center is operating a mobile COVID-19 testing site available for anyone living in the county and residents of Kansas City.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:55: "In a perfect world ... we would say 'everyone in Clay County come get a test,'" said the county's acting epidemiologist.

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Clay County, Missouri, was testing only residents with symptoms of COVID-19. Now, even those who aren't showing symptoms can be tested if there are enough test kits available.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:01: Does having COVID-19 antibodies mean you are safe from reinfection?

There are more than 200 types of COVID-19 antibody tests now on the market. Given the popularity, we hear lessons on what antibodies are, the reliability of home testing and whether having antibodies will protect you in the future.

Segment 3, beginning at 35:43: A drive-in theater may be your best bet for catching a film on the big screen during a pandemic.

Although both Missouri and Kansas now allow theaters to be open, a number of indoor film houses are not yet operating. With social distancing somewhat built-in, drive-in movie theaters could see a resurgence in popularity.

  • Mitch Brian, screenwriter and film professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Bobbie Bagby, executive vice president of B&B Theatres

Segment 4, beginning at 50:41: Two virtual commencement speeches

With graduation ceremonies across the metro cancelled, we're bringing you speeches from valedictorians in the Kansas City region. Danashia Scott reminds us about the role of failure and regret in our lives, and Ellie Russell believes "there's always something beautiful in the chaos of life."

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.
Elizabeth Ruiz is a freelance producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact her at elizabeth@kcur.org or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.